What To Do In Case of a Chemical Spill

If you live or work near a chemical plant or any other area where chemicals are treated, you should take the time to establish a plan of action in case of a chemical spill.

If you come into contact with a chemical spill in your workplace, first try to determine whether it is a low hazard or high hazard spill.

Never touch the chemical spill without protective clothing and gloves, even if you do not perceive immediate danger.

If you know of or suspect that flammable gasses or vapors may be involved, do not operate any electrical or motorized equipment, except to turn them off. Remove any sources of heat from the area of the chemical spill as well.

If someone has been injured during the course of the chemical spill, remove him or her entirely from the area so that they can get fresh air.
If you experience a chemical spill that is potentially an emergency or high hazard spill, you should take great care to avoid the area of the spill entirely.
Chemical spills classified as emergency or hazardous should only be treated by professionally trained individuals.
If you are ever unsure as the nature of the chemical spill, it is a good idea to assume that the hazard level is high. Treat this type of chemical spill as a high hazard spill. Evacuate and secure the area, and contact the appropriate authorities immediately.

Oil Spill Response
If an oil spill occurs near where you live call the S.E.S and if they tell you to evacuate do it quickly!

If there is an oil spill you need the following things:
Absorbent
Spill Containment -
Stormwater Containment -
Spill Kits -
Bunding-
Chemicals / Cleaners -
Enzymes -


How to response to a oil spill!
If you cause a oil spill you are responsible to clean it up.
You should also call the s.e.s or police.
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by blarkin